Nikon has reportedly patented a 100x optical zoom lens created for compact cameras with 1/2.3-inch-type sensors. The optic has most likely been developed for the replacement to the Coolpix P900, one of the most impressive fixed-lens cameras of recent times. Check out what we know so far about the lens!
It is time to present another patent to our readers. Once again, it is Canon’s work and it consists of another impressive product. The Canon EF-M 50-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO STM lens has been patented for the company’s mirrorless cameras and, as it name shows, it has an integrated diffractive optical element.
As the Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is on its way, Ricoh is preparing the launch of a telephoto prime lens for APS-C-sized DSLRs. The company has patented a Ricoh-branded 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC lens for such cameras, an optic that would provide a very high image quality when it becomes available.
Sigma has patented yet another lens. This time, the Japan-based company has patented a telephoto zoom lens. It consists of a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS HSM optic, which will be added to the Sports or Contemporary series. In addition, the telephoto zoom lens will probably replace the existing 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro optic.
Olympus has patented a couple of lenses for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. The company has recently confirmed that it will focus on OM-D cameras and PRO-series optics, so there is a chance that it will finally announce a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the not-so-distant future.
Nikon has patented a new product for its 1-series of mirrorless cameras and lenses. The product in question is a lens and it has been patented in Japan. It consists of a 9mm wide-angle prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, which could be released in the future for the company’s CX-mount mirrorless cameras.
Sigma is working on a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with a built-in optical image stabilization system. This is great news for photographers who want such optic for their camera. The Sigma version will be an Art-series lens, so it will offer superior image quality, while providing competition for Nikon’s stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 optic.
Canon has patented yet another lens for EF-mount DSLR owners. The product that is in development consists of a 28mm f/1.4 wide-angle prime lens, which is capable of covering full-frame sensors. The lens features an Ultrasonic Motor and it is L-designated, so it will be a high-quality optic.
Canon is preparing to fight against Sony on another front. The EOS maker has recently patented a lens-style camera which can be mounted on mobile devices. Sony’s QX-series cameras that look like lenses have their fans, but Canon has a plan to steal them away from the PlayStation company: 3D support.
Canon has recently found itself in a patent spree, as multiple optics have been patented in its country of birth. The latest product to receive this treatment is the Canon EF-M 600mm f/5.6 DO IS lens, which has been developed for the company’s EOS M mirrorless cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors.
Canon may be planning to release a mirrorless camera with a full-frame image sensor in the near future. Such product would compete against the Sony A7-series. A sign that such product may be on its way consists of a patent for a Canon 50mm f/3.5 IS macro lens, which has just been approved in the company’s home country.
Canon is allegedly working on a prime lens with a 58mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The rumors are inspired by a patent application for a Canon 58mm f/1.4 lens, which has been leaked in Japan. If it becomes a reality, then it will take on Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens, introduced in October 2013.
Olympus will not sit and watch as Panasonic draws all the plaudits with its Dual Image Stabilizer technology. The company has just patented a similar system, allowing photographers to make use of stabilization systems found in a camera and in a lens at the same time. The Olympus dual IS system may be added into the E-M1 Mark II camera.
Canon has just patented another lens. The Japan-based company has been performing this action many times since the beginning of 2015 and it will most likely continue to do so. The latest project consists of a Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens, a telephoto zoom optic designed for EF-S-mount DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors.
Canon may already be designing the XC10 successor. The company has been caught patenting a 12x optical zoom lens with a brighter aperture, a lens that is designed for 1-inch-type cameras. The patent is referring to a Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 lens, an optic that is said to offer a high image quality and a lot useful functionality.